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    Heritage in Saint-Nicolas,Arvier,Avise,Introd

Museums
The Centre's seat

Centre d'Etudes Francoprovençales René Willien

Saint-Nicolas

Thanks to this ancient construction of the 18th century, carefully restored, it is possible to understand how rural environments were organised in peasant culture and visit the exhibition of the archive of the “Concours Cerlogne” (school competitions for …

Museums
Tribute to the poet

Cerlogne museum

Saint-Nicolas

Jean-Baptiste Cerlogne was born in Cerlogne, a village of Saint-Nicolas in 1826. After working in Marseille as a chimney sweep, he was employed as cook at the Seminario Maggiore in Aosta, where his intelligence and creativity were noted and he was …

Castles and towers
The tower

Avise Castle

Avise

Getting to Avise, the first building on the village’s left side, consisting in a three-storey construction with a square tower on its side is the Avise castle, built towards the end of the 15th century by Bonifacio or by Rodolfo d’Avise.

The tower’s …

Castles and towers
Tower with dovetail merlons

Blonay Castle

Avise

Near the parish church, you cannot miss the castle complex, consisting of a square tower (12th century) and a more recent main building (15th century) with exquisite cross windows.

The castle was once the residence of the powerful D’Avise family and …

Churches and shrines
The church and the Blonay castle

Saint Brice parish church

Avise

Situated in the chief town, the building was erected on the foundations of another older, low, irregular and small one, which was entirely demolished. According to tradition, the parish church once stood between Runaz and Pierre Taillée, on the Roman …

Architecture
Affreschi sulla facciata dell'ospizio per viandanti

Medievel village and Hospice of Leverogne

Arvier

The hamlet of Leverogne has an interesting urban development of its medieval village, with different buildings worth seeing.Of particular historic interest are the frescoes dating back to 1497, recently restored, that represent the seven Works of Mercy …

Castles and towers
Quadrilateral tower

La Mothe Castle

Arvier

La Mothe castle dominates the village from the top of the hill. Unfortunately only the four-sided tower remains intact, while the ruins of the round tower and the perimeter wall are still visible.

The current appearance estimates construction of the …

Churches and shrines
The belltower...

Saint Sulpitius parish church

Arvier

According to an oral tradition, which has not been supported by any documental evidence, the church of Arvier was once located within the district of Leverogne. The church was later built under the castle with the monumental bell tower which appears, …

Churches and shrines
The sanctuary

Shrine of Rochefort

Arvier

The shrine of Rochefort, dedicated to Maria Ausiliatrice (Our Lady Help of Christians) was erected at the end of the nineteenth century on the headland where the castle of the Lords of Avise once stood, it was already in ruins at the end of the 18th …

Architecture
Cascina "L'Ola" - Introd

Cascina "L'Ola"

Introd

The building beside the Introd castle, today called “Cascina L’Ola”, was once used as a barn and hayloft by the Introd family.The newer unit of this old building is the part held up by five big columns and covered by a jutting rooftop.Worth noticing, on …

Note - this information is not directly connected to the Cammino Balteo path but it is part of the Aosta Valley tourist offer.